Where Actors Are Living in New York

Gotham MagazineJune 25, 2014

Are Leo DiCaprio’s days of wanderlust coming to an end? Is the poker-playing thespian finally hankering to settle down? It would appear so by his recent real estate purchases. After tantalizing New Yorkers by looking at almost every high-end trophy property on the market, DiCaprio has finally made a bold real estate move. The Wolf of Wall Street star recently closed on a $10 million apartment in a new luxury building earning kudos for its healthy built-ins.


The Delos building at 66 East 11th Street includes a circadian lighting design that offers “dawn simulation,” and has other healthy details like “heat reflexology flooring” for posture, vitamin C–infused showers, a circulated aromatherapy air supply, and an herb garden in the chef’s kitchen. This buy follows DiCaprio’s $8 million March purchase of a 2,300-square-foot two bedroom apartment—where he is reportedly living with 22-year-old gal pal Toni Garrn—adjacent to his $4 million home, which he bought at 2 River Terrace in Battery Park City


Jake Gyllenhaal has also been in the hunt downtown. The actor, who will be filming Southpaw this summer, checked out a Federal-style three-story home on a cobble stoned street in Tribeca. The landmarked 21-foot-wide dwelling at 37 Harrison Street, known as the William Hunt House, has 13½-foot ceilings, six wood-burning fireplaces, and a private garden as well as a $3.75 million asking price. The three-bedroom, two bath house was built in 1828 and landmarked in 1969. The listing brokers are Core’s Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon, stars of HGTV’s Selling New York, whose open houses have led to lines around the block, even on rainy Sunday mornings—and that’s exactly where and when Gyllenhaal was reportedly spotted sporting a low-key grunge look with ponytail and beard. 104 Fifth Ave., 17th Fl., 212-609-9100


The Upper West Side, long a playground for actors, is also seeing a spike in celebrity activity. Demi Moore has put her sprawling San Remo triplex apartment on the market for an eye-popping $75 million. The Emery Roth–designed building is famous for its Art Deco style and high-powered residents who, over the years, have included Donna Karan, Steven Spielberg, Glenn Close, Diane Keaton, Tiger Woods, Dustin Hoffman (who sold his San Remo triplex for $21 million in February), and Steve Jobs. For $75 million, Moore is also throwing in a two-bedroom ground-floor apartment that can be used for staff or guests, according to the New York Post.


Moore’s apartment, however, has already had its own 15 minutes of fame. It made headlines last year when TMZ reported that Moore demanded Ashton Kutcher pay for renovations to the triplex in her divorce proceedings. We’re guessing that the renovations were made and are part of the reason why the triplex is listed for so much. The listing broker is Adam Modlin, of the Modlin Group. 200 W. 57th St., 212-974-0740, ext. 15


Also on the Upper West Side, Hank Azaria, best known for his voice-overs on The Simpsons, scored a $9.2 million apartment at 75 Central Park West. This is a big move for Azaria, who was downtown at 84 Mercer Street, where he sold his flat last year for $8 million, according to the New York Observer. Azaria’s new apartment is in a 1928 building designed by Rosario Candela. The listing broker was Stribling’s Valerie Artzt. 924 Madison Ave., 212-585-4525